God-fearing people discover and share with others the most profound meaning of life in the same challenges that cause the godless to consider ending it all. Life is not viewed as a hedonistic playground of self-actualization, it is an opportunity to transcend mere individualism and move into the eternal purifying and enlivening fire of the love of Christ. It is only in union with Him that our present lives will be eternally meaningful. …[1520 more words]…
Why Peter? For the same reason Satan chose Job… and Satan can’t have been ignorant of Christ’s proclamation concerning Peter, especially considering that Jesus again made it personal by specifying that the Church built on Peter would tear down the very Gates of Hell.
The violent protests in San Jose, after the Trump rally here, have been national news in the last few days. A lot of people are debating about who started it, and who […]
Why would anyone pursue any such things? Isn’t it madness? …Let me ask you: why do you choose to sin? Isn’t that madness? A while ago I had the opportunity to counsel a young person who was calling on Satan.
Job wishes the pain to leave him, and he wishes his friends would leave him. But above and beyond all, he wishes for God to be near him. Because contrary to all his friends, and contrary to Satan, Job is no blasphemer. Job shouts at God louder and fiercer than any atheist… because he desires an answer.
(Part 2)…When Satan insists that Job only loves God for the stuff God gives him, Satan says just as loudly and directly that God is not lovable. That is the heart of Satan’s attack: he aims to prove that God, in and of himself, cannot be loved. [ 750 more words ] …
In The Everlasting Man, G. K. Chesterton calls Job “one of the colossal cornerstones of the world,” and in his brief introduction to the book of Job (read it!), he calls it one of the most interesting […]